Things to do in August: Wrapping up summer and looking ahead to a more routine existence! Free resources.
Here are 7 handy scopes and sequences, but first a few tips on how to use them.
People learn things in different ways. Some learn by watching demonstrations. Some learn better with diagrams and charts. Still others learn best by getting in there and doing something. By understanding how our students learn best, we can present new concepts in a more effective way. The first thing you’ll want to do is determine […]
Organize thoughts, develop the big picture. Free editable graphic organizer templates!
Our Step-by-Step Guide was the first thing we published back in 2001 when we started our original HomeHearts site. The guide has been frequently updated, but the principles really haven’t changed. If you are new to homeschooling, take a look. If you have been at this a while, you might find some fresh inspiration! Step […]
Even if you educate all year long, you may want to keep about one month free over the summer to evaluate what worked, what didn’t work, and what you might want to change about the past year. The summer is a great time to learn from our children what their interests are, to read inspiring […]
Finish up summer with some summer-fun experiments and units, nature walks, good reads, and good food — while gathering up resources for the new year ahead! Feel the heat. Experiment with watermelons. As you look ahead to next year, consider these Benefits of Home Education (and what to do next)! Learn more about our dollars […]
Jessie Wise taught three children at home from elementary school through high school; all three completed college degrees and two also completed graduate degrees — including Susan Wise Bauer. Drawing on their combined teaching, homeschool, and educational experiences, they have coauthored The Well-Trained Mind, now in its fourth edition. The authors begin by providing a […]
For the Children’s Sake is an important read for DIY homeschool moms whose efforts are aimed at something bigger than a generic education for their children. Review.
Back in our early days of homeschooling, when the Internet was still getting off the ground, one of the first sources I found for information on Charlotte Mason was Deborah Taylor-Hough. Granted, every Charlotte Mason “expert” has her own bent — and granted, we learn more about Charlotte Mason by reading her in her own […]
Alpha-Phonics workbook free. There really is nothing more natural than teaching a child to read — much like we teach him to walk or talk — but we make it more complicated than it needs to be.
Back in the day … way back … Cathy Duffy had two books on the market that covered all (or nearly all) of the curriculum options available for homeschool families at that time. Folks, there just weren’t that many — I mean, you really could fit the whole of them in two 1″ volumes! Boy, […]